Minnie Alice Marshall

30 August 1870–30 July 1951 (Age 80)
Illinois, United States

The Life of Minnie Alice

When Minnie Alice Marshall was born on 30 August 1870, in Illinois, United States, her father, Robert Asher Marshall, was 34 and her mother, Mary Elizabeth Leaf, was 25. She married Charles Leroy McMains on 11 January 1894, in Hartford, Lyon, Kansas, United States. They were the parents of at least 4 sons and 5 daughters. She lived in Dexter, Chaves, New Mexico, United States for about 20 years and Election Precinct 4 Dexter, Chaves, New Mexico, United States in 1940. She died on 30 July 1951, in Pueblo, Colorado, United States, at the age of 80, and was buried in Hagerman Cemetery, Hagerman, Chaves, New Mexico, United States.

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Family Time Line

Charles Leroy McMains
Minnie Alice Marshall
Marriage: 11 January 1894
Lela May McMAINS
Orion Leroy McMains
Walter L McMains
Jessie Marie McMAINS
James Alva McMAINS
Paul Melvin McMAINS
Marie Hazel McMains
Elsie Ruth Edith McMains
Agnes Loretta McMains

Spouse and Children

11 January 1894
Hartford, Lyon, Kansas, United States


+4 More Children

Parents and Siblings

    Robert Asher Marshall


    Mary Elizabeth Leaf




World Events (8)


Age 1

In 1871, a cow kicked over a lantern, causing a fire that burned down half of Chicago. Today this city is the third largest in the US.
1872 · The First National Park

Age 2

Yellowstone National Park was given the title of the first national park by the U.S. Congress and signed into law by President Ulysses S. Grant. It is also believed to be the first national park in the world.
1892 · The Chicago Canal

Age 22

The Chicago River Canal was built as a sewage treatment scheme to help the city's drinking water not to get contaminated. While the Canal was being constructed the Chicago River's flow was reversed so it could be treated before draining back out into Lake Michigan.

Name Meaning

English and Scottish: status name or occupational name from Middle English, Old French maresc(h)al ‘marshal’. The term is of Germanic origin (compare Old High German marah ‘horse’, ‘mare’ + scalc ‘servant’). Originally it denoted a man who looked after horses, but by the heyday of medieval surname formation it denoted on the one hand one of the most important servants in a great household (in the royal household a high official of state, one with military responsibilities), and on the other a humble shoeing smith or farrier. It was also an occupational name for a medieval court officer responsible for the custody of prisoners. An even wider range of meanings is found in some other languages: compare for example Polish Marszałek ( see Marszalek ). The surname is also borne by Jews, presumably as an Americanized form of one or more likesounding Jewish surnames.

Dictionary of American Family Names © Patrick Hanks 2003, 2006.

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Sources (3)

  • Minnie A Mc Maine in household of Charles L Mc Maine, "United States Census, 1900"
  • Minnie A Mcmainse in household of Charles L Mcmainse, "United States Census, 1940"
  • Minnie A Mcmains in household of Charles L Mcmains, "United States Census, 1930"

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